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Holiday | Maryland | Washington, DC | Virginia

Events For The Family This Holiday Season In The DMV

By: Jessica Martin
December 20th, 2018

There are festive lights and mistletoe all around us this time of year. You are wrapping presents, baking cookies, singing along to classic songs, curling up by the fire with a good book... and entertaining your children, grandchildren, parents, in-laws, and the multitude of extended family you might have joining you. How do you fill the down time, in between family meals and those holiday traditions you've had for years? Be sure to tune in On 12/23 for The Eric Stewart Show's Christmas Show on WMAL 105.9 FM at 8AM. 

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Buy | Selling | Maryland | Washington, DC | Virginia

What Makes a Bedroom a Legal Bedroom?

By: Eric Stewart
June 14th, 2018

Defining a legal bedroom may seem simple, but despite clear building codes the process is wrought with grey areas.  Requirements differ from county to county, so it's always safer to check with a Realtor or appraiser before you sell your home! 

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The History of Architecture in Washington, DC

By: Jessica Martin
October 2nd, 2017

Washington, DC, is a filled with history.  Behind the monuments, behind the congressional appeals, and behind the signed Bills, there’s a wealth of history in the architectural style of every home in and around the city. In this brief overview, we'll educate on classifications of homes in the DC area.

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What Are The 10 Most Overvalued Housing Markets in the U.S.?

By: Eric Stewart
October 6th, 2015

According to CoreLogic, a real estate analytics firm, 14 of the top 100 real estate markets in the U.S. are overvalued, which is more than double the number that were at the end of first quarter 2015. An overvalued housing market has home prices that are 10% or more above the long-term sustainable level.

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Buy | Selling | Maryland | Washington, DC | Virginia

What Makes A Bedroom A Legal Bedroom?

By: Eric Stewart
June 2nd, 2015

Defining a legal bedroom may seem simple, but despite clear building codes the process is wrought with grey areas.

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Buy | Money | Selling | Maryland | Washington, DC | Virginia

DC Metro Area Spring Market Is In Full Bloom

By: Eric Stewart
May 19th, 2015

Housing data for April 2015, released by RealEstate Business Intelligence, shows a continued trend of modest price increases, higher sales, lower days-on-market, and greater inventory through the first four months of the year.

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INSIDER TIPS | Radio Show | Selling | Maryland | Washington, DC | Virginia

What Adds Value To A Home: Inside The Appraisal Process

By: Eric Stewart
May 5th, 2015

Candy Watts, a Realtor® with the Eric Stewart Group, is also a certified residential appraiser. Over the past 12 years, she has completed more than 9,000 appraisals throughout the Washington, DC metro area. On a recent segment of Eric’s radio show, Candy provided insight into the appraisal process, including what does and does not add value to a home.

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Buy | Selling | Maryland | Washington, DC | Virginia

Common Contingencies In A Real Estate Contract

By: Eric Stewart
April 28th, 2015

When buying a home, most people think the biggest hurdle is settling on the sales price, which many times becomes a negotiation between the buyer and seller if the buyer does not offer to pay the asking price.

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